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  • Therefore, while Mr. Tulkinghorn may not know what is passing in the Dedlock mind at present, it is very possible that he may.
  • Therefore my Lady Dedlock has come away from the place in Lincolnshire and has left it to the rain, and the crows, and the rabbits, and the deer, and the partridges and pheasants.
  • I therefore have to propose that we meet as old friends and take the past for granted.
  • I therefore forbore to ask any further questions.
  • Mr. Krook therefore drives her out before him, and she goes furtively downstairs, winding her lithe tail and licking her lips.
  • She cannot, therefore, go too fast from Paris.
  • He had been bilious, but rich men were often bilious, and therefore he had been persuading himself that he was a man of property.
  • Have you the face to tell me I have received justice and therefore am dismissed?’
  • I therefore have not come to the consideration of Mr. Carstone as a neophyte.
  • Therefore, in the matter of the law, we will have a good trial before we decide.
  • Therefore if you object, I object.
  • Therefore, my friends, I wish for peace, upon you and upon yours.
  • We were therefore curious to see Mrs. Pardiggle, suspecting her to be a type of the former class, and were glad when she called one day with her five young sons.
  • " I was stopped by my godmother’s rising, putting her hand to her head, and crying out in an awful voice from quite another part of the book, " ’Watch ye, therefore, lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
  • It is a source of much gratification to Mr. Guppy, therefore, to find the new-comer constantly poring over the papers in Jarndyce and Jarndyce, for he well knows that nothing but confusion and failure can come of that.
  • Mr. Kenge, therefore, came down to dinner one day, and leaned back in his chair, and turned his eye-glasses over and over, and spoke in a sonorous voice, and did exactly what I remembered to have seen him do when I was a little girl.
  • I was therefore not very much surprised when we got home, and Ada and I retired upstairs, to find Ada more silent than usual, though I was not quite prepared for her coming into my arms and beginning to speak to me, with her face hidden.
  • "Therefore you kept your visit to yourself last night?" says Mr. Tulkinghorn.
  • My guardian knew where we were going and therefore was not with us.
  • Therefore, my friends, peace be with us!
  • Not a little more magnificence, therefore, on the part of Sir Leicester.
  • Therefore, I have told him many times that he really should be more careful, both in justice to himself and in justice to others.
  • You and our Caroline will be strange in the upper part of the premises and will, therefore, dine that day in my apartment.
  • Therefore I recommend your turning him out before he gets still worse.
  • Therefore he sulkily supposes that the young man must come up into the library.
  • Therefore we three adjourned to the apprentices together, and I made one in the dance.
  • Therefore I make the entreaty I have now preferred, and I hope you will have sufficient consideration for me to accede to it.
  • Therefore he says "you" are beaten, and not "we."
  • Meeting with a heavy loss in an honest little enterprise in which all the loss was intended to have been on the other side, he broke something—something necessary to his existence, therefore it couldn’t have been his heart—and made an end of his career.
  • No. I look upon it as a pursuit which is in its nature more or less unsettled, and therefore suited to my temporary condition—I may say, precisely suited.
  • I therefore supposed that Mrs. Jellyby was not at home, and was quite surprised when the person appeared in the passage without the pattens, and going up to the back room on the first floor before Ada and me, announced us as, "Them two young ladies, Missis Jellyby!"
  • Therefore I proposed to the children that they should come in and be very good at my table, and I would tell them the story of Little Red Riding Hood while I dressed; which they did, and were as quiet as mice, including Peepy, who awoke opportunely before the appearance of the wolf.
  • Therefore when Mrs. Bagnet at last appears, rosy from the invigorating pail, and sits down to her work, Mr. Bagnet growls, "Old girl!" and winks monitions to her to find out what’s the matter.
  • Mr. George directed another succession of quick bright glances at me as my guardian and I exchanged a word or two of surprise at the coincidence, and I therefore explained to him how we knew the name.
  • Attended by these her trusty companions, therefore, her honest sunburnt face looking cheerily out of a rough straw bonnet, Mrs. Bagnet now arrives, fresh-coloured and bright, in George’s Shooting Gallery.
  • Therefore I had wanted to be alone, and therefore I said, now alone, in my own room, "Esther, if you are to be happy, if you are to have any right to pray to be truehearted, you must keep your word, my dear."
  • Therefore I had wanted to be alone, and therefore I said, now alone, in my own room, "Esther, if you are to be happy, if you are to have any right to pray to be truehearted, you must keep your word, my dear."
  • Therefore I shall have this girl educated for two years,’ or it may be, ’I shall place this girl at the same school with your sisters for such a time, during which you will give me your word and honour to see her only so often.
  • Being in the law, I have learnt the habit of not committing myself in writing, and therefore I did not mention to your ladyship the name of the firm with which I am connected and in which my standing—and I may add income—is tolerably good.
  • Therefore, before communicating further with my son, I take the liberty of saying that if her removal would be in any way inconvenient or objectionable, I will hold the matter over with him for any reasonable time and leave it precisely where it is.
  • We wanted a couple of armchairs, and we hadn’t got them, and therefore of course we looked to a man who HAD got them, to lend them.
  • And therefore I am very glad to get out of his way and to go home with my friend Jarndyce.
  • Therefore I saw Charley asking me in her usual form of words to "step and speak" to Mr. Jarndyce long before I heard her.
  • Therefore I want to get him, for the present moment, into any poor lodging kept by decent people where he would be admitted.
  • To Cook’s Court, therefore, he repairs.
  • Therefore there is not much that Lady Dedlock, seated in her chair, could wish to see through the window in which Mr. Tulkinghorn stands.
  • Mr. George therefore soon proposes to walk singly.
  • Therefore, George, be careful what you say.
  • Therefore I set off to Caddy, with my guardian’s consent, post-haste; and she and Prince made so much of me that there never was anything like it.
  • Therefore I take every opportunity of openly stating to a friend of Mr. C. how Mr. C. is situated.
  • Yielding, therefore, the chair at the bedside to the quaint old housekeeper, Volumnia sits at a table a little removed, sympathetically sighing.
  • Therefore I have particularly begged of Woodcourt, and I now particularly beg of you, my dear, not to move this subject with Rick.
  • I therefore resolved, after much thinking of it, to make a private visit to Mr. Skimpole and try delicately to explain myself.
  • Why should I go to see them, therefore?
  • I had nothing to offer in reply to this exposition and therefore took my leave.
  • Therefore I accept of Sir Leicester Dedlock’s proposals.
  • Therefore it is sealed and deposited for posting among the iron correspondence of the day.
  • Mr. Guppy therefore desisted from taking something out of his pocket and proceeded without it.
  • Society, which has taken upon itself the general arrangement of the whole system of spoons and professes to have a spoon for our young friend, does NOT produce that spoon; and our young friend, therefore, says ’You really must excuse me if I seize it.’
  • Therefore I desire to say, and to call you all to witness— beginning, Volumnia, with yourself, most solemnly—that I am on unaltered terms with Lady Dedlock.
  • Therefore she sits in the darkness for a while without a word, then gently begins to move about, now stirring the fire, now standing at the dark window looking out.
  • I therefore caused such a place to be looked out for, and such a place was found on very easy terms, and I have been touching it up for him and making it habitable.
  • Therefore I was driven at last to asking Richard if he would mind convincing me that it really was all over there, as he had said, and that it was not his mere impression.
  • Therefore, when I hear stated against me what is true, I say it’s true; and when they tell me, ’whatever you say will be used,’ I tell them I don’t mind that; I mean it to be used.
  • Ada had been telling me only that morning of her hopes that Richard might exhaust his ardour in the Chancery suit by being so very earnest in it; and therefore, not to damp my dear girl’s spirits, I said nothing about Mr. Vholes’s shadow.
  • Therefore, when we went upstairs and had waited listening until the clock struck twelve in order that only I might be the first to wish my darling all good wishes on her birthday and to take her to my heart, I set before her, just as I had set before myself, the goodness and honour of her cousin John and the happy life that was in store for for me.
  • Therefore, of course, I made myself sob less and persuaded myself to be quiet by saying very often, "Esther, now you really must!
  • Thank you—of calling here on my road from Lincolnshire to express my regret that any cause of complaint, however strong, that I may have against a gentleman who—who is known to you and has been your host, and to whom therefore I will make no farther reference, should have prevented you, still more ladies under your escort and charge, from seeing whatever little there may be to gratify a polite and refined taste at my house, Chesney Wold.
  • I don’t regret it therefore."
  • Therefore, Volumnia, I desire to say in your presence—and in the presence of my old retainer and friend, Mrs. Rouncewell, whose truth and fidelity no one can question, and in the presence of her son George, who comes back like a familiar recollection of my youth in the home of my ancestors at Chesney Wold—in case I should relapse, in case I should not recover, in case I should lose both my speech and the power of writing, though I hope for better things—
  • "He won’t move on," says the constable calmly, with a slight professional hitch of his neck involving its better settlement in his stiff stock, "although he has been repeatedly cautioned, and therefore I am obliged to take him into custody.
  • "Therefore," says Mr. Tulkinghorn, pursuing his case in his jogtrot style, "I have much to consider.
  • "Therefore you may happen to have in your possession something— anything, no matter what; accounts, instructions, orders, a letter, anything—in Captain Hawdon’s writing.
  • "Tony," says Mr. Guppy, a little disconcerted, "to be unreserved with you, I don’t greatly relish the house, except in your company, and therefore I have not; and therefore I proposed this little appointment for our fetching away your things.
  • "Tony," says Mr. Guppy, a little disconcerted, "to be unreserved with you, I don’t greatly relish the house, except in your company, and therefore I have not; and therefore I proposed this little appointment for our fetching away your things.
  • Therefore, what I say to you, Sir Leicester Dedlock, Baronet, is, don’t you go and let yourself be put out of the way because of my knowing anything of your family affairs."
  • I have therefore taken a ’ouse in that locality, which, in the opinion of my friends, is a hollow bargain (taxes ridiculous, and use of fixtures included in the rent), and intend setting up professionally for myself there forthwith."

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  • It has not been approved for use in this country. Therefore, you cannot buy it here.

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